ERDI Equivalency Chart

Public Safety Diver Equivalences from Dive Training Agencies, DRI, LGS, PADI, SSI, IANTD, PSDA, NAUI, RESCUE 3

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This chart compares ERDI certifications with other public safety dive training agencies
Questions to ask yourself at a scene

Questions to Ask Yourself When Arriving on Scene

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Proper preparation and procedures for public safety dive teams when approaching a scene
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PSD Night Operations

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To find the limits for your team, training is essential. Practice night operations before you attempt them in the real world.
full face mask comms

Full Face Mask Communications

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If your team has new systems or needs to be brought up to date on how systems work, seek out training.
the-right-people

How to Recruit the Right People for Your PSD Team

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Recruiting for a dive team can be difficult, and in many cases your candidate pickings may be slim, but do not just accept members to fill seats.
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Becoming a PSD Instructor in the Modern World vs. Old World?

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In the old world of public safety diving, instructors were often experienced divers who used common sense to establish educational practices.
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How to Start a Public Safety Diving Team

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If you are forming, or plan to form a new dive team, I wish you luck. Even when taking on this task, ask for help and learn how others have been successful.
A-core-standard

A Core Standard for a New Public Safety Diver

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A core standard for training public safety divers is essential. Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) has worked to develop a set of training protocols where equipment, safety planning, and operational activities are pre-designed to follow NFPA and OSHA guidelines.
Things-you-can-do

4 Things You Can Do to Become a Better PSD

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Many dive team members join as basic open water divers with minimal experience. To help this type of individual be a better public safety diver, there are many actions he or she can take.
Keepingfit

Keeping Your Public Safety Team Fit

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Start small and gradually make the courses harder as your fitness plan progresses.
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Temperature and Encapsulation

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Diver safety is paramount when considering temperature and how it may affect a diver’s health.
FDIC-Followup

FDIC 2016 Follow Up

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If you are in the public safety community and you have never had the chance to attend FDIC, you should make the effort.